Deepika Padukone’s swamped schedule often sees her jetting off all around the world—but if there’s one thing that’s constant in all her travels, it’s a statement handbag. Whether she’s making her way to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet or attending a fundraising event in New York, her outfits are always topped off with a eye-catching designer bag.
From all-time classics like shoulder bags and top handle bags to the on-trend bum bags, Deepika Padukone’s handbags are as timeless as they are eclectic.
The must-haves in Deepika Padukone’s expansive bag collection
Mostly, Padukone’s airport looks are rounded off with either a shoulder bag, a handbag or a large tote, and there really isn’t any restriction when it comes to shades or shapes. She carried the Gucci GG 2.0 Marmont Insect Belt bag, which she teamed with a striped shirt and leather leggings at Mumbai’s airport last year, even before the bum bag officially took over Bollywood. The star also loves to wear athleisure with her Gucci Dionysus top handle bag.
The Burberry Belt bag is clearly a favourite, though—the actor has not one, but two of them, one in black and the other in olive green.
There’s also the celebrity-favourite tan Hermès Kelly bag that she’s often spotted carrying for her travels—the iconic bag has worked effortlessly with both ethnic wear as well as a statement-making sweater and skirt set.
Other travel favourites include the Celine Phantom tote bag in black croc leather and the Chanel Deauville tote bag, among others.
A true fashion insider, Padukone is clued in on the latest runway trends (with due credit to her stylist, Shaleena Nathani). And she doesn’t shy away from trying them out for her many public appearances either. Take, for example, the Off-White Printed Mini Flap Shoulder bag that she recently debuted as part of her airport look while returning from New York.
For an evening party or event, Padukone often looks towards either a shoulder bag or a top handle bag to accentuate her outfit. Case in point: the Off-White Jitney 2.8 Monogram bag she paired with her yellow Zac Posen gown and zebra-printed Off-White coat at the MET Gala 2019 after-party. Or the Gucci Sylvie mini bag she elevated her black camisole and shimmering high-waisted trousers combination with.